How to
take
action against racism today

︎︎︎USE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES TO TEACH YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT RACE ISSUES

︎︎︎SELF-EXAMINE YOUR OWN INTERNALISED RACIST IDEOLOGIES AND START UNLEARNING THEM

︎︎︎HAVE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH ANY FRIENDS OR FAMILY WHO HOLD RACIST VIEWS

︎︎︎AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF BAME PEOPLE

︎︎︎DONATE MONEY TO ANTI-RACISM CHARITIES (OR WATCH MONETISED YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT DO)

︎︎︎SIGN PETITIONS 

︎︎︎SUPPORT BAME-OWNED BUSINESSES


︎︎︎ SPEAK OUT WHEN YOU
WITNESS RACISM AND MAKE OFFICIAL COMPLAINT I.E. FOLLOW COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES IN THE WORKPLACE, REPORT RACIAL ABUSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOU SEE IT, MAKE COMPLAINTS AGAINST RACIST BROADCASTS 

︎︎︎SUPPORT ANTI-RACISM SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS (YOUR ‘LIKES’ AND ‘SHARES’ WILL HELP POSTS REACH A BIGGER AUDIENCE)

︎︎︎JOIN PEACEFUL PROTESTS 

︎︎︎WRITE TO POLITICIANS TO PRESSURE THEM TO ADDRESS POLITICAL ISSUES RELATING TO RACE INEQUALITY

︎︎︎CIRCULATE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AMONG FRIENDS/FAMILY AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA

How to
take
action against racism today

︎︎︎USE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES TO TEACH YOURSELF AND YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT RACE ISSUES

︎︎︎SELF-EXAMINE YOUR OWN INTERNALISED RACIST IDEOLOGIES AND START UNLEARNING THEM

︎︎︎HAVE UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS WITH ANY FRIENDS OR FAMILY WHO HOLD RACIST VIEWS

︎︎︎AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF BAME PEOPLE

︎︎︎DONATE MONEY TO ANTI-RACISM CHARITIES (OR WATCH MONETISED YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT DO)

︎︎︎SIGN PETITIONS 

︎︎︎SUPPORT BAME-OWNED BUSINESSES


︎︎︎ SPEAK OUT WHEN YOU
WITNESS RACISM AND MAKE OFFICIAL COMPLAINT I.E. FOLLOW COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES IN THE WORKPLACE, REPORT RACIAL ABUSE ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOU SEE IT, MAKE COMPLAINTS AGAINST RACIST BROADCASTS 

︎︎︎SUPPORT ANTI-RACISM SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS (YOUR ‘LIKES’ AND ‘SHARES’ WILL HELP POSTS REACH A BIGGER AUDIENCE)

︎︎︎JOIN PEACEFUL PROTESTS 

︎︎︎WRITE TO POLITICIANS TO PRESSURE THEM TO ADDRESS POLITICAL ISSUES RELATING TO RACE INEQUALITY

︎︎︎CIRCULATE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AMONG FRIENDS/FAMILY AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA




About the
author


Carissa is a History PhD student and teaching assistant at the Univeristy of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her research seeks to recover the experiences of people of mixed African and South Asian heritage in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda 1940-1980, who are known locally as ‘chotara’.


Carissa completed her MPhil in World History at the University of Cambridge in July 2020 after graduating with a First Class MA with Honours in English Literature & History from the University of Edinburgh.

From September 2020 to June 2021, Carissa undertook 
an Equalities, Diversity and Inclusion Internship at the National Library of Scotland, where she reviewed descriptive practices in the heritage sector. She founded the Cultural Heritage Terminology Network and initiated a 
project called the Inclusive Terminology Project that collates harmful and discriminatory language guidance for cultural heritage professionals.





About the
illustrator


Since graduating with a First Class BA with Honours in Illustration from The University of Edinburgh, Annie has worked for NGO Green Sail, who promote sustainable nautical practices and policies, and Flavourly, an online craft beer retailer. 


Annie’s personal work explores historical narratives, with special focus on illustrating the undervalued stories of remarkable women throughout history.Until recetnly, Annie’s illustration practice was greatly influenced by her Scottish location, drawing inspiration from the abundance of nature and the idiosyncratic heritage of Edinburgh.

Annie is interested in addressing gender and race inequality within the illustration industry and the lack of diversity and representation in children’s literature especially. 

Contact Annie for freelance commissions annieadam.graphics@gmail.com

About the
author


Carissa is a History PhD student and teaching assistant at the Univeristy of Hawai’i at Manoa. Her research seeks to recover the experiences of belonging and exclusion felt by people of mixed African and South Asian heritage in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda 1940-1970, who are known locally as “chotara”.

From September 2020 to June 2021, Carissa undertook 
an equalities, diversity and inclusion internship at the National Library of Scotland, where she engaged in policy work and reviewed the institution’s descriptive practices relating to protected characteristics. She founded the Cultural Heritage Terminology Network and initiated a collaborative terminology glossary project that offers guidance for cultural heritage professionals on how to address harmful and discriminatory language.


Carissa completed her MPhil in World History at the University of Cambridge in July 2020 after graduating with a First Class MA with Honours in English Literature & History from the University of Edinburgh. In 2019, her prize-winning student essay ‘The Ant as Metaphor: Orientalism, Imperialism and Myrmecology’ was published in the Archives of Natural History .

About the
illustrator


Since graduating with a First Class BA with Honours in Illustration from The University of Edinburgh, Annie has worked for NGO Green Sail who promote sustainable nautical practices and policies. She currently works for online craft beer retailer, Flavourly.

Annie’s illustration practice is greatly influenced by her Scottish location, drawing inspiration from the abundance of nature and the idiosyncratic heritage of Edinburgh.

Annie’s personal work explores historical narratives, with special focus on illustrating the undervalued stories of remarkable women throughout history.


Annie is interested in addressing gender and race inequality within the illustration industry and the lack of diversity and representation in children’s literature especially. 

Contact Annie for freelance commissions annieadam.graphics@gmail.com


Carissa Chew, author & owner
historiesofcolour@gmail.com



Annie Adam, illustrator
annieadam.graphics@gmail.com


© Carissa Chew 2022
Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com



Carissa Chew, author & owner
historiesofcolour@gmail.com



Annie Adam, illustrator
annieadam.graphics@gmail.com


© Carissa Chew 2021
Icons made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com